Note: This bill is now a part of SB 1008

Recent Supreme Court decisions and behavioral and braindevelopment experts have found that young people possess a unique capacity for change. The vast majority of youth who commit crimes age out of criminal behavior and no longer pose a threat to society in adulthood. This new data highlights the need for sentencing policies that reflect the scientific and developmental realities of children.

SB 969 would eliminate life without parole sentences for youth in Oregon by establishing a process to ensure that anyone convicted of a crime when they are uner 18 receives a chance for parole after 15 years of incarceration. 

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2019

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